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PEMAC announces MainTrain 2021 online conference

Maryam Farag   

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PEMAC Asset Management Association of Canada announced the annual MainTrain Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management Conference 2021 will be an online two-day event held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 28 and 29.

“This year we aim to provide delegates from across Canada and around the world multiple options and opportunities to connect and learn online. We look forward to when we can next host MainTrain in person,” said Ghaz Marinho, Events Coordinator, PEMAC. “In the meantime, we are excited for the opportunity to once again leverage the available technology to create a platform for professionals interested in maintenance, reliability and asset management to advance their knowledge and make connections with others around the world.”

The main conference schedule is divided into four tracks: maintenance, reliability, asset management and technology, featuring case studies, plenary sessions, and panel discussions.

Pre-conference presentations will run between August 31st and September 23rd with two presentations each week for a total of eight sessions covering topics such as, “The Importance of Alignment and a Culture of Excellence”, and “How Construction 4.0 Will Influence Future Asset Management Decisions and Processes”.


Two PEMAC courses are being offered in association with the conference. Module 1 of the Maintenance Management Professional education program, “An Integrated Strategy for Maintenance Management” will run from September 23rd – 24th. The second course, “Becoming an Asset Management Assessor”, a CAMA exam preparation course, will be running on the same dates.

“In 2020 MainTrain moved online with timing that catered to all of Canada’s six time zones. It was a huge success for participants, sponsors and speakers. It, combined with a year of virtual life, has taught us a lot about running online events. This year’s MainTrain 2021, cautiously still online, promises to be even better,” said Jim Reyes-Picknell, MainTrain Committee, PEMAC.



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